2016-17 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
This Guide has been designed to help you, your family and your high school administrators understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare you for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete. With more than 1,000 colleges and universities across three divisions, NCAA schools offer a variety of academic and athletics programs to meet your needs. From the smallest college towns to the largest metropolitan cities, NCAA member schools provide the opportunity for education and growth in dynamic learning environments. With so many choices available, it is never too early to start doing your homework. Work closely with your high school counselors, talk to college admissions officers, listen to your parents and mentors, and then choose wisely.
(Information taken from http://www.ncaapublications.com)
We are pleased to inform you that John W. North High School is making CoreCourseGPA.com, a web-based software program, available to all John W. North High School student-athletes and their parents/guardians free of charge.
If your child has aspirations of competing athletically as a freshman at an NCAA Division I or Division II school, they must meet NCAA Initial-Eligibility minimum standards, including minimum core course GPA and SAT/ACT test score requirements. CoreCourseGPA.com is an innovative tool that allows you to easily track your son or daughter’s progress towards meeting these requirements, beginning as soon as the first semester of their freshman year.
To activate your child’s CoreCourseGPA.com membership, follow these simple steps:
1. Go to www.CoreCourseGPA.com
2. Click on “Free New Member Account” in the upper left corner and enter the School ID and School Code:
School ID: 052661
School Code: 798812560
3. Click “Continue.”
4. Fill in the appropriate fields in the Create New Student Account form.
**Remember to write down the new Member Name and Password you have created**
5. Click “Submit”
Congratulations! You have successfully created your CoreCourseGPA.com member account.
To login to your member account and begin using the CoreCourseGPA.com software, follow these simple steps:
1. Go to www.CoreCourseGPA.com
2. Click the “Member Login” button in the upper right corner
3. Enter your Member Name and Password
**Use the Member Name and Password you created during the account activation process**
4. Click “Login”
CoreCourseGPA.com incorporates the NCAA recognized core courses for John W. North High School into the online course entry forms, calculates BOTH Division I and Division II core course GPA, automatically factors weighted grades into calculations and tracks course requirements for BOTH Division I and Division II. Your son or daughter’s core course information is saved for the duration of their high school career.
John W. North High School is proud to make this innovative software available to you free of charge. We believe CoreCourseGPA.com will be a very useful academic tool for you and your student-athlete.
CoreCourseGPA.com also provides you access to free recruiting webinars through FreeRecruitingWebinar.org, a nonprofit program. Webinar previews as well as full length recruiting webinars may be accessed on the FreeRecruitingWebinar.org website. Viewing a full length webinar is highly recommended to learn about the facts and rules of recruiting. The recruiting process starts in the freshman year. Make sure you are prepared.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF CORECOURSEGPA.COM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR REGISTERING WITH THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER AFTER THE COMPLETION OF SIX HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTERS.